34.2 KEY REGULATORY BODIES
34.3 IMPORT REQUIREMENTS
(a) Prohibited Items
(b) Import Duties
(d) Import Documentation
(e) Voluntary Programs: CT/PAT and Others
34.4 EXPORT REQUIREMENTS
(b) Import Duties to Foreign Countries
(c) Export Documents
34.5 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
34.6 OTHER GENERALLY ACCEPTED PROTOCOLS AND STANDARDS
(b) Letters of Credit
34.7 THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF CONFORMANCE TO CUSTOMER STANDARDS
Rules and regulations in the transportation and logistics field may be grouped into two categories: (1) regulation that affects carriers (transportation and logistics companies providing freight movement services) and (2) regulation that affects shippers (companies that hire others to move freight). The government imposes many regulations on carriers that shippers may be unaware of. Conversely, many shippers are unaware of the regulations imposed on the carriers that they hire.
This chapter highlights significant regulations faced by shippers—companies hiring other companies to move freight—and a separate one (Chapter 40) focuses on regulations affecting carriers. Both provide an overview of the bodies of law affecting each group so both shippers and carriers may have an appreciation for the regulatory environment affecting each other, as well as a familiarity with the most common laws that ...